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Liberty Bell edged by Manson at home, 2-1, in hard-fought soccer match

Liberty Bell edged by Manson at home, 2-1, in hard-fought soccer match

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ soccer team hung tough with a good Manson squad before falling, 2-1, on a late-game free kick in a home match on April 26. Both teams scored in the first few minutes, with Rowan Post driving the ball into the net for Liberty Bell. Then it was back and...
Mountain Lions continue winning ways leading to district baseball playoffs

Mountain Lions continue winning ways leading to district baseball playoffs

Liberty Bell High School’s baseball team won two out of three games in the past week on its way to the district tournament on Saturday (May 7) in Moses Lake, but coach Michael Wilbur said the Mountain Lions may be short-handed because several players are scheduled to take SAT exams that day. Playoffs have started...
Harts Pass Road blocked by rocks, won’t open soon, Forest Service says

Harts Pass Road blocked by rocks, won’t open soon, Forest Service says

Damaged U.S. Forest Service roads include the popular Harts Pass Road No. 5400, which is blocked by a huge boulder and rock slide and probably won’t be open until mid- to late summer, the Forest Service said this week. That means the Meadows Campground and Harts Pass trailhead won’t be accessible until the road is...
Liberty Bell tennis teams split with Lake Roosevelt at home, beat Oroville

Liberty Bell tennis teams split with Lake Roosevelt at home, beat Oroville

The Liberty Bell High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams split a home match against Lake Roosevelt last week, then went on the road to sweep Oroville. The Lady Lions beat Lake Roosevelt, 4-1, on April 26 while the boys fell, 2-3. Logan Butler, playing No. 1 for the girls, won handily, 6-1, 6-2. Larkin Lucy...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Haley Bakke

Mountain Lion of the Week: Haley Bakke

This Week’s Mountain Lion of the Week is junior softball player Haley Bakke. Through injury and adversity, Haley has shown a tremendous dedication to her team. Haley is an outstanding communicator, not to mention kind and respectful to all she encounters. Here is what the people who nominated Haley had to say: “Although injured, Haley...
Mountain Lions make themselves at home, win invitational track meet

Mountain Lions make themselves at home, win invitational track meet

By Don Nelson Finding the home oval to their liking, Liberty Bell High School track team members put up 37 personal best performances at an invitational meet last Thursday (April 21). Several Liberty Bell athletes also cracked the school’s top-10 list of all-time performances. On hand at the Mountain Lions’ only home meet of the...
Liberty Bell excels on mound, at plate for two victories

Liberty Bell excels on mound, at plate for two victories

Strong pitching and consistent hitting carried the Liberty Bell High School baseball team to two victories last week, but the Mountain Lions faltered on the mound and at the plate in losing the second game of a double header. At Manson on April 19, Liberty Bell blanked the Trojans, 8-0. Finlay Holston started and threw...
LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

LBHS tennis teams edged by Tonasket

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams lost to Tonasket by identical 3-2 scores on Thursday (April 21), but coach Dave Schulz said he liked much of what he saw on the courts. For the Lady Lions, No. 1 singles player Logan Butler won, 6-2, 6-0. Larkin Lucy dropped her match, 2-6,...
Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

Mountain Lion of the Week: Danny Rodriguez

This week’s Mountain Lion of the week is senior soccer player Danny Rodriguez. Danny is a positive presence throughout all he is involved in. He is a dependable student that teachers and peers can count on to be kind, respectful and humble. Danny was recently overheard at a difficult point in a soccer match reminding...
Boys, girls’ tennis teams each capture a couple of wins

Boys, girls’ tennis teams each capture a couple of wins

The Liberty Bell High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams each won two out of three matches in recent competition. Coach Dave Schulz said he’s pleased with the progress of his young teams through the spring. “We are very competitive,” he said. “The girls are improving tremendously.” • At Lake Roosevelt (March 29) The Lady...